• Yoon Ha’s Story: Part 3 – Making it to South Korea

    March 16, 2017

    This is the third part of a three-part story. Read part one about the hardships Yoon Ha experienced growing up in North Korea, and part two about being trafficked in Chin...

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  • Yoon Ha’s Story: Part 2 – Life in China

    March 14, 2017

    This is the second part of a three-part story. Read part one about the hardships Yoon Ha experienced growing up in North Korea that led her to escape. Part three follows ...

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  • Yoon Ha’s Story: Part 1 – Life in North Korea

    March 9, 2017

    Yoon Ha resettled to South Korea through LiNK’s network about a year ago. She recently shared her story with us. This is part one of three. Continue to part two. When I...

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  • Holly & Mia: North Korean mother and daughter

    November 23, 2016

    “When I was young, my mom took me to go see a fortune teller. The fortune teller stared quite forcefully into my eyes, then said that she couldn’t see me—th...

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  • Interview with Charles – North Korean Student at Coding Dojo

    November 21, 2016

    Charles escaped from North Korea and made the dangerous journey to safety without the help of a rescue.  He resettled to the US in 2012, completing high school and soon ...

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  • Meet Charles – A North Korean Living in the United States

    November 21, 2016

    Charles escaped from North Korea and made the dangerous journey through China without the help of a rescue network. We met Charles after he resettled in the United States...

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  • North Korean Refugee Stories: Meet Jo Il

    October 30, 2015

    In most societies, people think that having a large HD-TV is a sign of wealth and is highly desired. This is not the case in North Korea. In Jo Il’s hometown, and other...

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  • New Realizations: An Interview with Hae Ri

    October 15, 2015

    Hae Ri escaped from North Korea out of fear that she would be sent to a political prison camp for watching South Korean TV shows after it happened to her friend's family....

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  • A Reason to Live: An Interview with Hae Sun

    July 14, 2015

    Hae Sun was rescued while hiding in China in 2013. Now safely resettled in South Korea, she attends a two-year college as a business/Chinese major and she just finished h...

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  • Achievements and Challenges: A Conversation with Sang Hoon

    May 22, 2015

    Sang Hoon never had a place to call his own in North Korea, often spending his nights in the homes of his friends and relatives. His thoughts regularly drifted to faraway...

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  • A Realm of Possibilities: Catching Up with Eun Young and Min Gu

    March 12, 2015

    Eun Young and Min Gu are safely resettled in South Korea and are making lives for themselves in their new society. Our resettlement coordinator, Anna, recently met up wit...

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  • A Day at Work with Ji Min and Hyun Kyung

    January 23, 2015

    Ji Min and Hyun Kyung gave our resettlement coordinator Jihyun a tour of their workplace. Though it was their day off, they showed him how they would usually work so the ...

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  • Starting Fresh: A Conversation with Jin Kyung

    December 11, 2014

    Jin Kyung escaped North Korea after experiencing her own modern-day Cinderella story. Her parents divorced when she was still young, and for a short time she lived comfor...

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  • New Beginnings: A Conversation with Hae Jung & Sue

    December 4, 2014

    Now safely resettled in South Korea, Hae Jung and her daughter are taking steps to acclimate to their new life. Hae Jung is working as a salesperson at a mobile phone com...

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  • Life in Freedom: A Conversation with Brian

    November 13, 2014

    Since resettling in South Korea, Brian's been very busy. He began attending university shortly after he arrived, hoping to become a journalist in the future so he can ...

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  • My Study Abroad Experience in San Francisco by Joo Yang

    October 30, 2014

    It’s already been a month since I came to the U.S. However, it feels like I’ve been here for many more months. I’m trying to experience and learn as much as possibl...

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  • Where Is He Now? A Conversation with Min Sung

    October 17, 2014

    Min Sung is a sometimes shy, but gentle and generous person who has worked hard to achieve his dreams since resettling in South Korea. We had the opportunity to meet with...

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  • Where Is She Now? A Conversation with Hye Won

    October 3, 2014

    Over the next couple months, we'll be visiting with several of our North Korean friends to get updates on their lives since they've resettled, which will be published on ...

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  • Finding Dreams: Donna’s Story

    September 28, 2014

    Since escaping and resettling in the U.S. Donna's gone on to start her own business running a sushi kiosk in a university cafeteria. Though it’s been a one woman show, ...

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  • International Women’s Day: Six North Korean Women Who Inspire Us

    March 7, 2014

    We're celebrating International Women's Day 2014 with six stories of inspiring North Korean women....

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